Popular TV stars Hina Khan, Nakuul Mehta, Rubina Dilaik, Apara Mehta and Sharad Malhotra graced India TV's mega conclave TV Ka Dum with Saas Bahu Aur Suspense host Charul Malik and actor Maniesh Paul on Saturday i.e. February 2nd and, talked about the importance and power of the Television industry. While popular TV actress revealed how people warned her about being typecasted during her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Days, veteran actress Apara Mehta showcased how TV industry has changed over the years.
Speaking about her TV journey Bigg Boss 11 fame Hina Khan said, "I've done Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, I've left the show but it's still doing well, which I'm very proud of. People from the same business or outsiders told me not to do a show so long. They warned me about being typecasted in the industry. All these things affected me a lot. What if people didn't want me to see as someone else other than Akshara? However, people accepted me as Komolika as well. I'm very happy about it that people are ready to accept the change",
On the other hand, veteran actress Apara Mehta said, "TV shows in earlier times didn't have that amount of money. I did Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka which was bilingual because producers weren't sure if that would work or not. History of TV changed with Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. KBC and Kyuki Saas Bhi.. were going to air on the same day. And today, see where we are now. We worked day and night during those days".
Naakul Mehta, known for his role in Ishqbaaz shared his TV journey and said, "I want to thank the Indian television industry. Whenever there's an event only Bollywood celebrities are invited, I'm thankful to India TV for giving the TV actors a platform. I feel blessed to share the stage with legendary Apara Mehta today. I watched her in so many serials. Back then, I didn't realise the power of television. My first Bollywood film flopped and nobody even talked about it. People recognised me only when my film aired on television. That's the power of TV! If you want to become a good actor, you can do it anywhere, be it on small screen or silverscreen".
Popular TV actor Sharad Malhotra said that he didn't know anything about television when he came in Cinestar Ki Khoj. "I really thank the show for giving me an opportunity. However, I've done only 4-5 shows in a span of 12 years. People say it's too less, but I'm happy with my journey. People have loved my show Banoo Main Teri Dulhan. I took a break from TV to make a cut in Bollywood. The magic of big screens got the best of me. I wanted to become Shah Rukh Khan. However, I returned to small screen after trying in Bollywood. I'm very lucky that people accepted me again when I returned with Maharana Pratap", the actor added.
Ishq Subhan Allah fame Eisha Singh shared her experience and said, "I'm sitting among so many experienced people here. I was thinking about this tagline TV Ka Dum whole night. People used to ask me when are you going to do Bollywood movies. However, I'm happy with the platform I'm on. Many people can't afford to go to theatres to watch movies, but TV reaches out to everyone. I don't feel like I have another box to tick".